Looking for a new job is a difficult time and you need to make sure you have all the available tools at your disposal and working with you so that you are best placed to get the role that you are looking for.
Whether you have been made redundant or you have decided that the time is right to move on from a current position, the jobs market can be a minefield to navigate. It is a hugely competitive environment, even for those looking in areas where experience is particularly sought after and a skills shortage exists. You still need to make sure that, when the ideal role comes along, you are in the frame, and ideally that you are sitting in pole position. You also need a way to make “warm” approaches to companies you would like to work for rather than the daunting “cold calling”!
This is where LinkedIn comes in. As a business network it is quite simply without equal today with over 4 million business people in the UK from all of the large UK and US organisations as well as thousands of smaller companies. However, when you are looking to find a position to fit your requirements, you need to make sure that you have a profile on LinkedIn which will present your skills and requirements to all comers.
Job Seeker LinkedIn Training
To help you in this, we run a 2 hour training session which is divided into two key areas.
a) LinkedIn Key Elements
We first look at some of the key elements in LinkedIn, how to get set up correctly and how to use the key features it contains. This is important not only for your job seeking activities but also to create the platform for the networking you will be continuing to do after you have found your new role.
We’ll touch on:
- Why LinkedIn is an increasingly key business tool
- How to get the most out of LinkedIn
- Key considerations when setting up your profile
- Developing your network and integrating your current one
- LinkedIn applications making your life easier
- A recommended weekly regime
- … and much more…
b) Using LinkedIn as part of your Job search
In the second part, we focus firmly on the elements of LinkedIn that are going to be crucial to you as part of your job search activities and how to make best use of those. These include:
- Creating a profile which will work for you, not a rehashed version of your CV (which will not)
- Getting yourself found by companies looking for people like you using LinkedIn
- Helping you to target companies and people that you wish to approach
- How to introduce yourself in a way which fits with what you want to achieve
- Researching the companies (and people) that you are getting interviews with
- Making sure that companies researching you ahead of an interview get what they expect